HERE IS JUST A SAMPLING OF IDEAS FOR FOODS THAT YOU CAN HAVE AT YOUR SALOON:
Snacks:beef jerky, pickles, licorice and old-fashioned, hard candy sticks are all authentic Old West snack foods. Trail mix and buffalo wings add a Wild West flavor to the appetizer menu.
Main Vittles: cowboy stew, pork ribs, steak, brisket, chicken fried steak, barbecue ribs, roast, chili, Virginia ham and buffalo steaks or burgers. Teens may enjoy sloppy joes and/or roasting hot dogs over a campfire.
Side Kicks: potato salad, cowboy potatoes, corn fritters and cowboy beans (slow-cooked barbecued beans topped with bacon and pineapple).
Sopping Material: corn bread, baking powder or sour dough biscuits. Real butter adds a nice touch.
Cowboy Sweets: Wild West dessert menus may feature Old West favorites that are still big hits today, such as berry pie, apple pie, pumpkin pie (for autumn parties) and strawberry shortcakes (for summer parties) made with sweet biscuits and topped with real whipped cream.
Belly Wash: Whiskey-infused drinks, margaritas, beer and/or Wild Wild West Cocktail (bourbon, peach schnapps and cranberry juice) for your saloon specials.
Non-alcoholic drinks popular with the times: cowboy coffee, tea, apple juice, lemonade, root beer (sasparilla) and cactus juice. To make cactus juice, pour cold lemon lime soda into a punch bowl and add lime sherbet.
RECIPES Follow these links below to help you create the food you wish to serve.
Cowboy Showcase-- Check out this complete western recipe resource.
Chuckwagon Recipes-- The Old West's cooking at it's finest.
Find recipes, templates and directions to make all the western goodies pictured above easily and affordably when you buy Murder At The Deadwood Saloon.
Includes: Ideas, directions and templates on how to make gold, money bags, bandana napkins, more elaborate nametags and recipes for Cowgirl Cocktails, On-The-Trail Cheesedip, Cowboy Chili, Desert Dessert, Cactus Cake and Sheriff Badge Cookies... and much, much more.
MENU:Along with purchase of the mystery, you will receive a designed menu that you can customize with YOUR own appetizers, entrees and desserts that you will be serving at your Deadwood Saloon party!
BEER/SARSAPARILLA: Serve up these Saloon favorites with their own, branded labels. (Label designs included with purchase. Pictured above.) Just adhere to the bottles and woohla!
"OLD" BOTTLES: Stock your Saloon with"old" liquor bottles. Label designs included with purchase.)
Tips for serving up your food!
• Purchase red gingham or burlap to use as tablecloths, table runners, etc.
• Consider red plastic-ware.
• Use bandanas or burlap for napkins.
• Have mason jars for your guests to drink from.
• Serve bottled and canned beverages from old tin tubs.
• Give your food western names -- Cowboy Chili, Old West Wings, Get Along Little Doggies (cocktail weiners),etc.
Saloon Music-- Find some authentic tunes from the old west to play at your party. Find it here.
Saloon Music-- We downloaded an album from Sqeek Steale on iTunes for some good saloon piano music!
Cowboy Music-- You can stream music from this internet station.
Cowboy Music-- Play real cowboy music by the original western sweethearts Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Find it here.
Other classic country artists-- Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, June Carter Cash, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings are a few suggestions.
For Free Music-- Visit your local library for a number of compilations from the time.